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My father, at the death of his father, was but six years of age; and he grew up, literally without education.
I was raised to farm work.
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pre ...
I was elected a Captain of Volunteers--a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since.
Herewith is a little sketch, as you requested. There is not much of it, for the reason, I suppose, that there is not much of me. I ...
There were some schools, so called [in my youth]; but no qualification was ever required of a teacher, beyond "readin, writin, and ...
I ... ran for Legislature [in 1832] ... and was beaten--the only time I have been beaten by the people.
My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families--second families, perhaps I should say.
If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in fl ...
When I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three.... The little advance ...
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